Leiden definition by Webster's New World
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city in W Netherlands: pop. 115,000
Leiden definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A city of southwest Netherlands northeast of The Hague. Dating from Roman times, Leiden has had an important textile industry since the 16th century. Its university, founded in 1575, was a noted center for the study of theology, science, and medicine in the 17th and 18th centuries. Population: 117,000.